Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles 2019 @ Various
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 31:

“Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” with Ensemble 4 These Times. Music by Kaper, Korngold, Rozsa and Vars.

Cass Winery, 7550 Linne Road, Paso Robles, California
5:30 pm no host buffet dinner | 6:30 pm no host wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

A Halloween-themed film music program entitled “Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past” will be presented by San Francisco-based Enselmble 4 These Times with music by Bronislaw Kaper, Erich Korngold, Miklos Rozsa and Henry Vars. Program selections will be accompanied by projected visuals, featuring stills from various iconic films.

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Friday, November1:

Master Class with Gala Artists: pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Location: TBD
Free Admission


“Polish Baroque Treasures” with USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia led by Adam and Rotem Gilbert 

Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St #200, Paso Robles, California
6:30 pm wine reception | 7 pm concert
Paid Admission

The USC Thorton Baroque Sinfonia will present “Polish Baroque Treasures” program of instrumental and volal-instrumental work from 14th-17th centuries.

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Saturday, November 2:

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners’ Recital

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring St, Paso Robles, California
4 pm recital
Free Admission

The winners of the 2019 Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition representing top talent from the Central Coast counties will be heard at the Historic Paso Robles Inn Grand Ballroom.

Paderewski Festival Gala Recital with pianist Takeshi Nagayasu

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
6:30pm Epoch Wine Estates wine reception | 7pm concert
Paid Admission

This concert will feature Pianist Takeshi Nagayasu.

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Sunday, November 3:

“Paderewski and World Politics and Polish Independence Day” lecture
by Marek Zebrowski

Epoch Wine Estates, Paso Robles, California
Limited to Paderewski Patrons, Friends of Paderewski and Board Members

This lecture celebrates Polish Independence Day (November 11), 100 years of Paderewski’s year in office as Poland’s president, as well as the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations that are observed throughout the year.


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“Chopin, Kilar and Wars: Polish film music” at Music @ Rush Hour @ USC Ramo Recital Hall (see BMH on campus map)
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


This week’s Music at Rush Hour performance features film music from Poland, presented in partnership with the Polish Music Center. The evening will include Polish music used in or written for film, including works by Chopin, Kilar and Wars.

Bradley Bascon, violin
Johnny May, violin
Jenny Sung, viola
Allan Hon, cello
Andrew Edwards, piano

Admission: FREE, Parking: $14 (enter USC at Royal St. & Jefferson Blvd)

Reminiscences of Autumn: A Recital by Wojciech Kocyan & guests @ Murphy Recital Hall, Loyola Marymount University
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm


Faculty Piano Recital: Wojciech Kocyan

Vituoso piano faculty Wojciech Kocyan presents his annual recital. Reception to follow.



Polish Movies at AFI FEST, November 14 – 21, 2019 @ the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm


CORPUS CHRISTI (Boze Cialo) by Jan Komasa (in person)

Chinese 4

November 20, 6:45 p.m.

Chinese 3

November 21, 2:45 p.m.



MS SLAVIC 7 by Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell

Chinese 2

November 15, 7:00 p.m.

Chinese 3

November 16, 12:15 p.m.



Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Opening Reception

Artists: Joanna Fodczuk-Garcia, Andrew Kolo, Leonard Konopelski, Janusz Maszkiewicz, Tomasz Misztal,

Kasia Czerpal-Weglinska, Witold Vito Wojcik

POLISH CHILDREN’S RAINBOW FUND, 14th Annual Holiday Fair @ Szarotka Retirement Center
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Dear Friends;
The purpose of this letter is to, once again, appeal to you for your financial support of our fundraising effort. Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund is having yet another fundraising event, 14th Annual Holiday Fair, on November 24, 2019, on the grounds of “Szarotka” Retirement Home in Los Angeles.
The monetary prizes are irresistible: $400 funded by POLAM, $200 by Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund, as well as gift certificates donated by Solidarity Restaurant ($150), and BAZAR European Market (two for $25 each). Please return the enclosed ticket stubs with your name and telephone number and your donation, payable to: Polish Children’s Rainbow Fund, to Anna Olekszyk,
676 Taylor Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91755, by November 16, 2019. Suggested donation for the book of six tickets is $10.
We are a non-profit organization established in 1998 exclusively for charitable purposes, including making of distributions to orphanages and foster care facilities for children and youth in the Republic of Poland, as well as to independent foster youth under 25 years of age when pursuing any form of education. We are planning to finance the items we pick from the prioritized list of needs provided by the facilities, in order to control how your money is used.
Effective June 30, 2019, we have raised and transferred funds in the amount of $107,800 to the following institutions: Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary’s Family, Our Home, Tanowo, Walbrzych, Pielgrzymowice, and Pope Pius XI Orphanages, Institution for Children with Special Needs in Bialka Tatrzanska, Silesian School in Suwalki, Foundation “Mirror of Dreams” in Warsaw, Growth Center in Katowice, as well as families with children in financial and health crisis.
Our goal this year is to exceed the $120,000 fund-raising mark; we can only get there with your help, so please donate as much as you can afford!
As a charitable association, our organization is exempted from a federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and state franchise or income tax under the Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code. All contributions are tax deductible as provided in Section 170 of the IRC and Section 23701 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
Your generosity and your on-going support of our cause are greatly appreciated.
Very sincerely;
Anna Olekszyk, President  
Shandy and Eva LIVE in concert! @ Hellada Gallery
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm